A 57-year-old female asked:
i am having a partial masectomy i have a small tumor. my doctor said they will take out tumor and lymph nodes. will there be two incisions or one?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
2 incisions: Small radial incision used to remove the breast primary and then bx or excision site reconstructed by placing fine hook in medial incision near nipple, elelvating nipple so site looks like inversted ice cream cone and base and then other tissues approximated. A second small incision made in axilla after injecting dye at tumor site to define sentinel nodes and Axillary dissection if nodes pos.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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